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Wednesday February 15, 2017
2017 Day of Immunology "Snapshots of the Immune System" Scientific Photography Exhibition - Call for entries.
Monday December 19, 2016
Friday November 18, 2016
ASI is pleased to announce the creation of a new award The Jared Purton - ASI award
The Jared Purton - ASI award
for research to be undertaken during 2017
The deadline for submissions is December 3rd.
Background: This award was established in memoriam of Jared Purton, a promising young Immunologist from Melbourne who tragically died in 2009 during his postdoctoral time in the US. The prize money is donated by Jared's parents.
Purpose: The Jared Purton – ASI award seeks to recognise an Early ...
Friday November 11, 2016
CTI Special Feature on Inflammatory Diseases: A Translational Perspective
Special Feature Coordinator: Dr Connie Wong, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia.
Immune homeostasis relies on fine-tuned responses aimed at defending the host, protecting it from infection and promoting repair from injury. However, this process can go amiss, resulting in the development of inflammatory diseases. Despite very different aetiologies and clinical presentations, recent research findings in the physiopathology and ...
Wednesday May 11, 2016
The ASI Awards Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the ASI ICI 2016 travel bursaries. ASI have awarded 210 bursaries, including 3 ASI-FIMSA Awards. This year, the success rate was 75% from an overwhelming 276 applicants!
We would like to acknowledge the wonderful support we receive from our awards sponsors. We've been fortunate to have outstanding contributions from Monash University Department of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Garvan Institute, University of Newcastle, Pharmaxis, University ...
Thursday April 28, 2016
The inaugural Snapshots of the Immune system exhibition is in COSMOS magazine. The article features exhibition Curator Dr Gabriela Khoury and 5 exhibits from local Immunologists - View here
Cecilia Naranjo Golborne and Paul McMenamin, Monash University.
Antony Orth, RMIT University / Ethan Schonbrun, Harvard University
Heloise Halse, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Fernando Guimaraes, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research / Kimberley Miles, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Maverick Lau, Monash University
Saturday April 23, 2016
DoI events near you!
Be sure to check out the special Day of Immunology talks on RRR and ABC Melb Radio, recorded over the weekend by immediate Past President Dale Godfrey and Vice President Susanne Heinzel.
Listen to Dale: at around 45min:
Listen to Su: at around 1:19min
Friday 29th April
Vaccination Cafe - website
Public Lecture -website
Photography Exhibition- website
School workshops - website
Free discovery tours - Check the DoI website for more!
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Infection and Immunity Program Friday 29 April 2016: 1.45pm for 2pm ...
Thursday April 21, 2016
Explore ‘Immunology heroes and villains’ at the annual Day of Immunology.
Wednesday March 02, 2016
The Victorian Day of Immunology organizing committee is pleased to announce a call for entries to the inaugural “Snapshots of the immune system” photo exhibition 2016. This event is being held in April as part of international Day of Immunology.
Researchers at all levels are invited to apply and submit images featuring the amazing immune system. These can be histology, confocal, laboratory scenes, public health related, and everything in between.
The exhibition was conceived to not only display visually pleasing photos but ...
Sunday February 28, 2016
This follows on from recent publicity regarding the vaccination and anti-vaccination debate, centered around the press release from the University of Wollongong senior academics. See it here.
The assembled major biological and clinical societies concerned with research and policy in this area have produced a consensus statement in support of the value of vaccination, which can be viewed by clicking here: AustMedResSoc-pro-vaccination-press-release.
For further information:
Contact individual societies or Professor Christopher Goodnow, President, Australasian Society for Immunology Australasian Society for Immunology (via ...
Tuesday December 22, 2015
Dear ASI Members,
ICI2016 will bring Immunologists from around the world to our doorstep. The ICI only takes place every 3 years and this is a unique opportunity to showcase your work to the experts in your field. ASI will support attendance of postgrad and junior postdoc members at ICI2016 with bursaries of a combined value of more than 100k.
To be eligible for a bursary, you will need to submit your abstract by the abstract deadline of 8 February 2016. Details ...
Friday August 14, 2015
This is a reminder that nominations are called for several positions on ASI council that will commence at the Annual General Meeting in Canberra in December. Please complete the nomination form and return to me by COB Friday 18th October 2015, including a 200 word biography.
Please note that one of the positions (ASI meeting coordinator) was not included in the first notification of these elections. See below for details about this and other positions.
The following positions are open ...
Tuesday July 07, 2015
I am sad to report that Professor Geoff Shellam passed away last week. Geoff was a pioneer and world leader in immunogenetics, particularly the interaction between mouse cytomegalovirus and the immune system as an illuminating example of persistent herpesvirus infections.
Geoff contributed greatly to our society. He was ASI President in 1992-1993, and recognized with Honorary Life Membership in 2012.
Those of us who were lucky enough to have interacted with Geoff will recall that he was a person of great ...
Thursday June 11, 2015
Don’t let your unanswered questions fly away!
SEE THE DISCUSSION HERE
Have you ever had a science-related question you’re itching to talk about with your colleagues?
Perhaps something you've read has sparked an opinion you want to share.
We know that feeling, which is why ASI is pleased to announce the launch of its new program “Q & Immunology” – an informal, social media-based discussion aimed to quench your unanswered questions.
The premise is simple. You pose a question, topic or statement, and start ...
Thursday April 16, 2015
Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI), Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Australia since 2009.
Day of Immunology events in Melbourne
REGISTERING FOR ALL EVENTS IS ESSENTIAL! Places are limited.
To register, and for more information on all these events, go to http://www.dayofimmunology.org.au
Please direct enquiries to [email protected]
Register for the public lecture "Immunology Myth ...
Wednesday February 18, 2015
A World Health Organisation influenza expert and celebrated ASI Member, Professor Anne Kelso has been appointed the new new Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). See full media release here
On the announcement, the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley said “Professor Kelso’s distinguished career in medical research and her track record in internationally competitive research in immunology and influenza make her an ideal choice to head up the NMHRC,”
Professor Kelso obtained a Bachelor of Science ...
Wednesday November 26, 2014
Announcing the winners of the Publication of the Year Awards 2013.
Congratulations to Kristie Jenkins (pictured) from Monash Institute of Medical Research who won the "Chris and Bhama Parish ICB Publication of the Year Award" and Yashar Seyed-Razavi of Monash University who won the "Thermo Fisher Scientific Publication Award"
See more on Nature.com
Thursday November 20, 2014
Immunology & Cell Biology celebrates 90 years of publication in the current year. The journal was founded in 1924 and a testament to the importance of this journal is that it has become home to a number of landmark papers in the field. This includes many primary works by Macfarlane Burnet, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1960) for and Donald Metcalf, winner of the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (1993). (see more)
ARTICLE highlights from 90 years ...
Monday November 10, 2014
On behalf of the ASI executive team and council members, I would like to congratulate and welcome the incoming ASI council members and extend many thanks to members who took the time to vote for the positions of Deputy Treasurer and Coordinator of the VSP. It is therefore with great pleasure we introduce...
NSW Branch Rep
ASI Newsletter Editor
Joanna Roberts has a keen interest in flow cytometry which began during ...
Monday August 04, 2014
ASI launched the Women’s Initiative website in December 2013. This website promotes women immunologists, provides a mentoring service and features a database of talented female immunologists.
Recently, EFIS also launched their “Women in Immunology” database. Similarly to the ASI database, the EFIS goal is to help scientists, research institutions, conference organisers and journal editors to easily identify high quality female immunologists. The database can be used to headhunt new researchers, to find appropriate chairs and speakers for conferences, and for peer ...